Evanston health officials reported seven new COVID-19 cases in the city today, down from 11 yesterday. The city’s coronavirus death toll remained unchanged at 116.

Statewide there were 3,866 new cases, compared to 3,581 yesterday.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported that 166,885 people were vaccinated yesterday. The seven day average is up from a week ago.

A total of 7.78 million vaccine doses had been administered as of yesterday, about 79% of the total 9.78 million doses distributed to the state by the federal government. The IDPH says 24.97% of the state’s population is now fully vaccinated.

Cook County, including Chicago, is in the middle of the pack among counties in Illinois in the share of residents vaccinated.

Reported COVID-19 deaths in Illinois totaled 21 today down from 39 the day before, but the seven day average of deaths is up from a week ago.

The number of COVID-19 tests reported fell today, but the seven-day test average is up from a week ago.

The IDPH reported tests of 802 Evanston residents today, compared to 2,115 yesterday. The IDPH found 10 positive cases here for a daily positive rate of 1.3%. The seven-day positive rate here is down from a week ago.

The state now says Evanston has had a total of 4,626 cases. The city’s tally is 4,377.

COVID-19 deaths reported in Cook County since yesterday include a man in his 40s, two men in their 70s and two men in their 80s.

As of last night, 2,058 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 468 patients were in the ICU and 205 of those were on ventilators.

The latest COVID-19 charts for Evanston and Illinois

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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